Bismarck, ND - The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services today announced that Bonnie Dever has been named the North Dakota Telecommunicator/Dispatcher of the Year by the North Dakota Chapter of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and received her award at the APCO chapter meeting held in Jamestown on June 2, 2009.
Dever is a Communications Specialist II with the Division of State Radio and has worked at State Radio for 25 years. She started her dispatch career at the Mandan Police Department. Dever was nominated by State Radio supervisors, Dave Kulackoski, Bill Haas, Rosie Doerr, and Brian Sauter.
"Bonnie has all the qualities needed to be an effective dispatcher," said Mike Lynk, Director, State Radio. "She is a team player who always backs up her co-workers."
In the nomination letter submitted by her supervisors, Dever is described as being supportive of her less experienced dispatchers, provides great follow-up, and always goes the extra mile for the caller.